Deep in the Burbs

Deep in the Burbs

I’ve been wrestling with the first sermon in our new series A Deep Life all day. My problem is that I have SO MUCH to say that I’m afraid a) I will overwhelm people, and b) it will go too long. I am so excited about this series, because it hits the core of...
What is Your Relationship with The Deep?

What is Your Relationship with The Deep?

What does it mean to have a Deep Life? Meditate on this image for a while. What do you see? How is each figure related to the ocean? There are five figures in this image. Each one has a relationship with the ocean. Each relationship is good and valid. Yet, each one...
Preparing for A Deep Life

Preparing for A Deep Life

We start a new worship series at Easter this week called A Deep Life. The series came out of a crisis moment. Our lead pastor resigned in the Spring, leaving the rest of the pastoral team wondering what we do next. We decided to focus this next year on one of our...
Breakfast and Poustinia

Breakfast and Poustinia

Welcome to by break-fast post! The digital fast has ended. I spent the last three weeks on a personal vacation which included a fast from social media and most digital media in general. I say most digital media because I did create some art on my iPad (but I...
Dying to Live and the Pain of Holy Saturday

Dying to Live and the Pain of Holy Saturday

It is Holy Saturday. Jesus is dead. Two rich and powerful men took his dead body, wrapped it in burial clothes soaked in spices, and laid it in a garden tomb. The disciples hid in fear that the soldiers would come for them next. The air is strangely silent. The crowds...
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